hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Typhoon Agaton?

Last Thursday, a Facebook page named Philippine Storm Update (insert URL here) published a bulletin saying that a low pressure area (LPA) has formed in the southwest part of Pacific Ocean and […]

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education / history / hodgepodge / philippines

The Ten Largest Islands in the Philippines

The following are the ten largest islands in the Philippines (or in Filipino, ang “Sampung Pinakamalaking Pulo sa Pilipinas“). Figures were obtained from the Island Directory Tables (world islands by area) list […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Census of population = invasion of people’s privacy?

According to the elementary civics textbook I’ve edited recently, through census, the government obtains information from their constituents that may be useful in making policy proposals and pertinent programs. The National Statistics […]

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journalism / philippines / sports

Philippines makes it to FIBA semis for the first time in 24 yrs!

I need to finish a major paper due tomorrow morning, but I can’t help but share to all of you this very proud moment in our country’s basketball history. The Philippines has […]

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history / philippines / politics

A visit to the Victims of Martial Law Memorial Wall in Manila

Filipinos around the world marked the 39th anniversary of Martial Law yesterday, September 21. The date ironically coincides with the International Day of Peace. Indeed, a sense of eerie peace can be […]

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education / hodgepodge / philippines

Rare Ateneo Law School commemorative P100 bills now out!

Lest I be labeled by Atenista James Soriano as an uneducated Filipino, I am writing this piece in English. 🙂 No, this is not a repost of an earlier blog: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/rare-100-peso-bills-with-up-college-of-law-logo-now-out/ I […]

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Why condemn Kristie Kenney for calling Corazon Aquino a “partial icon of democracy”?

Wikileaks’ posting of erstwhile confidential diplomatic cables has both good and bad effects. Some matters of public interest have been disclosed (FVR’s supposed financial connection to ex Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi), and […]

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commentary / education / philippines

If parents and teachers won’t educate children about sex, who will?

Avoiding any discussion of sex at home and in the classroom creates a huge void of information that has to be filled. Curious minds will never stop asking about sex, and who […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

Pay rules for the August 19 special non-working day

*According to my latest research, August 30, 2011 is a national holiday. Please refer here: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/pay-rules-for-the-august-29-and-30-2011-regular-holidays Every year, August 19 is marked as a special non-working day in Quezon City and Quezon […]

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commentary

The moron Jeff Tamayo should resign for insulting PH paddlers

As the media had reported the past week, the bemedalled Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF)  team will neither receive any official remuneration for their winnings in Florida, USA nor get the chance to represent […]

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#WalangPasok – January 21 2022 declared holiday in Tarlac City

Tarlac City will be celebrating its sixth annual Kaisa Festival this January 21, 2022. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday as stipulated in Proclamation 1279 which Executive Secretary Salvador […]

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#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]

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LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]

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#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]

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